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Mediterranean Salad, red cherry tomatoes, black olives in grey bowl

A flexible vegetarian salad packed with flavor can be helpful in several situations. Live Well Alabama’s Mediterranean Salad brings the vegetables and the whole grains to the table all while satisfying taste buds and hungry appetites, with almost 7 grams of protein per serving. Use it as a side dish to the main course or a lighter entrée.

Tips: If using bottled lemon juice, start with 2 tablespoons and add more if desired.


  • 1 ½ cups dry brown rice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup olives, pitted and halved
  • 1 cup chickpeas, drained
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook rice according to package instructions and let cool.
  • In bowl, mix together olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the cooled brown rice and all other ingredients.
  • Stir in olive oil mixture.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

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